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Occasional Cooker

Occasional Cooker
Home Town: Texas, USA
Living In: Texas, USA
Member Since: May 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy
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Nov. 20, 2012 2:10 pm 
Updated: Dec. 4, 2012 7:57 pm
This morning I saw on TV some people were camping out to be the first in line when an electronics store opens up Thanksgiving night. ¬†They said they were not missing out on family time because they brought their entire family to camp out in front of the big box store with them for 5 days, and… MORE
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From The Blog:  My Cooking Journey
About this Cook
I am a working woman married to a wonderful man for over 20 years and mom to a yellow labrador retriever named Rosie. I took up cooking later in life to try to help my family to eat healthier.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook foods with lots of flavor which sometimes means spicy but not necessarily. I also like to use marinades to add flavor. We like Asian, Cajun, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, and Southern dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up the kids generally did not participate in the cooking. My father did much of the cooking. Therefore, it was a lot of meat and potatoes. He made some excellent Texas style BBQ such as brisket and barbecue chicken.
My cooking triumphs
I consider it a triumph if I can make a recipe healthier and delicious so my husband does not realize it is healthy. Some triumphs include my "Kickin' Turkey Burgers, Asian Lettuce Wraps, and Braised Balsamic Chicken from this site.
My cooking tragedies
I have made several attempts to make desserts, such as cake, healthier and have not had as much luck with many of these. Whole cakes have gone in the trash after only one serving.
Recipe Reviews 174 reviews
Amazing Muffin Cups
This were tasty. Be sure to cook the potatoes long enough until they are crisp so they will slide out of the pan. Otherwise, they may stick to the pan, even after spraying with cooking spray.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 28, 2014
Pork Carnitas with Cilantro Tomatillo Sauce
I am rating the pork only and not the tomatillo salsa. The pork tastes fantastic. To me the seasoning was just right. Be sure to let it simmer long enough for the flavors to meld together. I could not find decent tomatillos at the store so I just used a pico de gallo salsa. I will definitely make this again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 30, 2014
RITZ Fried Ravioli
I came up with this recipe for Ritz using refrigerated ravioli. They were so quick and easy to make and so yummy! I had to go back and make another batch because they went so fast!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 1, 2014
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